Isaiah Rashad at Pitchfork Music Festival

Isaiah Rashad is one of the more overlooked artists on Top Dawg’s roster of talent. This shouldn’t be the case, because he’s as talented as anyone and a really great performer. He’s been at Pitchfork a couple times in the past, but this year he got bumped up from the blue stage to the bigger red stage so more people could catch his set. Continue reading Isaiah Rashad at Pitchfork Music Festival

Ne-Hi at Pitchfork Music Festival

It was a great day for local acts on Sunday, kicked off by Ne-Hi’s main stage performance early in the afternoon. It had been a while since I’d seen them, and their sound was so much more crisp and even I couldn’t believe it. They’ve been a band I hope makes it big for a while, and this very well could have been their coming … Continue reading Ne-Hi at Pitchfork Music Festival

Angel Olsen at Pitchfork Music Festival

When I first started writing about music seven years ago, I found myself covering a show at Empty Bottle for a site that no longer exists. One of the openers was a young singer/songwriter of whom I had never heard. Her name was Angel Olsen and five seconds into her first song I was a fan. At that point she was still pretty timid and … Continue reading Angel Olsen at Pitchfork Music Festival

Francis And The Lights at Pitchfork Music Festival

So word on the street was Chance The Rapper might appear with his old friend Francis during his set at Pitchfork. That turned out to not be true, but Francis And The Lights still put on a heck of a show for a huge blue stage crowd. Chance’s brother Taylor was sitting backstage watching and sining along to every song, so the audience weren’t the … Continue reading Francis And The Lights at Pitchfork Music Festival

Mitski at Pitchfork Music Festival

I spent a lot more time at the blue stage than I thought I would, but the programming over there was just too good not to go. Mitski delivered one of the best performances of the weekend, which was impressive since she had to follow a brilliant opening set by Cherry Glazerr. The songs from Puberty 2 and bury me at makeout creek sounded great, … Continue reading Mitski at Pitchfork Music Festival